Undergraduate

Bachelor of Commerce

Make a positive difference in the world. UWA Commerce graduates bring together people and organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

3
Years Full-Time
80
Minimum ATAR
90%
STUDENT SATISFACTION
$54k
MEDIAN STARTING SALARY

The learning experience

Anushka's day at UWA

Anushka takes us through a typical day at UWA for a business student at UWA. From breakfast to classes to recreational activities, UWA is the perfect place to study, work or play.

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Careers and further study

Associated professional pathway

As a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, you can choose from a multitude of professional pathways. Graduates with a major in Economics may choose to enter the Master of Economics. Bachelor of Commerce graduates are also eligible to apply for a wide range of postgraduate business courses, as well as professional postgraduate degrees in Law, Medicine, Engineering (if they also hold a major in Engineering Science), and many other areas.
Commerce – notable alumni

Christie Lori – Business Development Manager, The Sunday Times and PerthNow

Working at The Sunday Times/PerthNow is very exciting. As a manager you are required to be accountable for your actions, lead by example, involve people in the process and be prepared and professional at all times.

Commerce – notable alumni

Working at The Sunday Times/Perth Now is very exciting. As a manager you are required to be accountable for your actions, lead by example, involve people in the process and be prepared and professional at all times. I have learned through the experiences of others that you can only be a great manager if you have a plan and good strategic direction, stick to the plan and choose good people (both mentors and team members). The best analogy I’ve heard is that it’s very easy to be heavily involved in the fieldwork, but every now and then you need to make sure you get into your helicopter to see the full picture.

Commerce – Alumni testimonial

Sasha Wowesny – Marketing and Management

In 2009, armed only with my UWA degree, a few hundred dollars and a ton of sheer determination, I headed to where the very best in their field come to turn their dreams and ideas into big business – London.

Commerce – Alumni testimonial

In 2009, armed only with my UWA degree, a few hundred dollars and a ton of sheer determination, I headed to where the very best in their field come to turn their dreams and ideas into big business – London. I had no job lined up, no friends, no family and nowhere to stay. It was the security of my UWA Business School degree with its international recognition as a world-class teaching institution that provided me with the confidence I needed to persevere. After a few years working on multiple projects, I made the decision to follow my passion and today I own and run The London Pilates Company.

 

 

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you must: 

  • achieve the University’s minimum entry score (ATAR of 80 or equivalent)
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

Go to admission requirements for more specific information, depending on your education history.

Direct Pathway information

If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies at UWA. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

About the Bachelor of Commerce

Real-world experiences are at the heart of the Bachelor of Commerce. This degree develops your analytical, communication and problem-solving skills, providing you with a global perspective on business and preparing you to pursue a career within the business, government or not-for-profit sectors. Learn from leading academics, develop high-level industry networks and graduate with a degree that can take you anywhere in the world. UWA's internationally accredited Business School celebrates strong links with the business community, allowing you insight into leading industry practice. Whether you're hearing from an industry guest lecturer, attending a career event, receiving an industry-sponsored scholarship or attending an exclusive lunch with corporate executives, you can confidently apply your skills in real-world situations. And, with a multitude of Business School student societies, you can attend professional development, networking and social events, all while taking part in a student-managed investment fund, leading a social entrepreneurship project or launching your own start-up enterprise.

Bachelor of Commerce

Why study Commerce

As a Commerce graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the world. You could find yourself working at a global advertising agency, starting your own social enterprise or entering the world of corporate finance, among many other career destinations. Where will your Commerce degree take you?
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 8
Minimum ATAR
  • 80
Intake
  • February and July
Full time completion
  • 3 years (BCom)
including BHP Billiton, EY, Mitsubishi, Wesfarmers, Woodside, Australian Institute of Management WA, UBS, Hawaiian and more.

Accreditation

EQUIS Accredited       

Student Story

Jack Guo – Accounting and Finance

Commerce has always been my passion, so I decided to major in Accounting and Finance at the UWA Business School.

Student Story

Commerce has always been my passion, so I decided to major in Accounting and Finance at the UWA Business School. After spending time working on my grades, pursuing worthwhile activities, editing my resumé and networking with industry professionals, I received an internship at Westcourt Chartered Accountants. This provided me with the chance to apply what I learned from books to real-life practical work, and lets me stand out from the crowd. My recommendation to all students, international or otherwise, is this: don’t be scared by what you perceive to be your limitations. Seize the initiative and make the changes you need to in order to live your life how you want to.

Notable alumni

  • Mark Barnaba
    Chairman of Macquarie Group in Western Australia
  • Richard Goyder
    outgoing Managing Director and CEO of Wesfarmers
  • Loretta Tomasi
    former CEO of the English National Opera

Highly cited staff

UWA Business School staff include:

  • Professor Cristina Gibson 
    Fellow of the Academy of International Business and Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Professor Sharon Parker
    Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow
  • Professor Tim Mazzarol
    President of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand

 

Commerce – Alumni testimonial

Karishma Mehta – Accounting

I graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine in 2012 with an academic award, but I didn’t enjoy that work so I made the career (and life-changing) decision to study accounting at UWA in 2015.

Commerce – Alumni testimonial

I graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine in 2012 with an academic award, but I didn’t enjoy that work so I made the career (and life-changing) decision to study accounting at UWA in 2015. This was not an easy decision to make as I was filled with a lot of doubt as to what the outcome was going to be and whether I would enjoy it, especially having made a complete U-turn from the medical side to business. UWA’s Business School has provided me with a very positive student experience and every opportunity to succeed in the real world. More importantly, my experience taught me an important life lesson: if things do not go to plan, never be afraid to make the change as better prospects may await you.

 

 

Majors available

Meet our students

Popular majors available

Commerce – student story

Antoine Nguyen

Commerce – industry testimonial

Tijana Mirkovic

In some companies a graduate would be given simple tasks, slowly worn-in to the corporate world. My first professional experience was nothing like this. It was a steep learning curve and it was challenging and intense, but also incredibly rewarding.

Commerce – industry testimonial

 

In some companies a graduate would be given simple tasks, slowly worn-in to the corporate world. My first professional experience was nothing like this. It was a steep learning curve and it was challenging and intense, but also incredibly rewarding. From the first day I was given meaningful work and was trusted with a great level of accountability. This role gave me what I’ve grown to appreciate as being the two most important factors in success: confidence and resilience. I left that job three years ago and joined BHPBilliton in the Iron Ore division, and this is where I am today, in a manager role supporting the Asset President and Iron Ore Leadership Teams.